Saturday, June 12, 2010

Baylor in danger of being...

It's hard not to laugh at what could become Baylor's fate in this whole conference shuffle situation, especially since "Left Behind" is most likely required reading at the school. I have to say, though, that I was somewhat surprised to see the report in this morning's Dallas Morning News by Mac Engel that says TCU will lobby against the Bears' inclusion in the Mountain West if the Big 12 does indeed disband.

Now, don't get me wrong- I don't believe TCU owes Baylor any favors, especially after they were all-too-willing to hang the Frogs out to dry when they left the SWC (and maaaybe burned down TCU's Waco campus...but that's actually turned out to be a favor!). But in a still very-much fluid situation, I don't think that the TCU administration needs to be making any enemies.

There's a good chance that this whole situation has been exaggerated. Perhaps the 'sources' quoted by Engel merely meant that TCU isn't willing to go to bat for their green & gold-clad neighbors. But if you're writing about the tables being turned between TCU and Baylor, then an active, vengeful revenge is a much more sensational story than TCU simply not being willing to raise a finger to help.

The Empire Strikes Back

Well, that was ugly. In stark contrast to Matt Purke's dominance of Game 1, the Longhorns made a laugher of Game 2, registering a 14-1 win to even the best-of-three series at one game apiece. As bad as it was, a win tomorrow would make today's outcome pretty forgettable.